In connection with the Open Internet Order, the FCC Enforcement Bureau and Office of General Counsel have issued a Public Notice containing guidelines for complying with the transparency aspect of that order, which requires disclosure of network management practices.
The FCC has moved to dismiss both the Verizon and the MetroPCS appeals of the Open Internet Order (see January 31 edition of This Week in Telecom), arguing that the appeals, which rest on section 402(b) of the Communications Act, are premature because the Order has not been published.
The Federal Communications Bar Association is hosting a breakfast with Scott Blake Harris, General Counsel of the Department of Energy, on January 18, 2011, and a luncheon with Commissioner Michael Copps on February 15, 2011.
TThe Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee will hold a hearing on S.3742, The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010, on September 22, 2010, at 2:30 pm Eastern in 253 Russell Senate Office Building.
The Senate returns today, September 13, 2010, and the House returns September 14, 2010.
Google, Inc., plans to cease its recently adopted practice of automatically redirecting users of its Chinese search engine, Google.cn, to Google’s Hong Kong search engine, Google.com.hk, a site that permits unfiltered searches.
On June 14, 2010, Chairman Genachowski announced the formation of a Universal Service Working Group in order to achieve the universal service goals of the National Broadband Plan.
On May 6, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a "Third Way" approach to regulating broadband transmission facilities.
On April 6, 2010, Omnibus Broadband Initiative Executive Director Blair Levin spoke at an event launching a broadband initiative for older Americans called GOAL, or Get Older Americans Online at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
A court in Italy has convicted three Google executives of charges that they violated Italian law by allowing a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied to be posted online.